Director Oliver Murray and Editor Paul Trewartha Talk RONNIE’S: THE LIFE OF RONNIE SCOTT AND HIS WORLD FAMOUS JAZZ CLUB on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

RONNIE’S is a chronicle of the life of saxophonist Ronnie Scott, from poor, Jewish kid growing up in 1940s East End, London to the owner of the legendary night club, Ronnie’s.

The film is screening at the Port Jefferson Documentary Film Series on Monday, May 10, 2021 (Raindate: Next Day). “Doors” open at 6:45. A Jazz Concert begins at 7:15pm and the movie starts at sundown in Harborfront Park off of E. Broadway Port Jefferson, New York, 11777. For more information, go to https://portjeffdocumentaryser...

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210506/1048995/ron...

Airs Thursday, May 6, 6-8 PM.

Deborah Grabien and Lauren Murphy join Fermented Radio on May 3 - 12:00am to 3:00am


On the next overnite edition of Fermented Radio, jump on the bus and travel from the Gulfcoast of Fairhope Alabama to the San Francisco Bay with host Marc Greene.

Listen to WUSB on Monday May 3 at 12:00AM for interviews and music from The Sound Field's Deborah Grabien discussing This Moment Of The Storm, and Lauren Murphy on her brand new recording Psychedelics. Wisdom, knowledge and time comprise the individual stories of songwriters Deborah Grabien and Lauren Murphy.

Learn how these two kindred spirits have overcome adversity in their own ways to bring forth exciting new recordings alone and together.

Julia Barnes and Eric Andersen on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM


Legendary Singer/Songwriter Eric Andersen and Award Winning Director Julia Barnes of BRIGHT GREEN LIES joins Tom Needham on SOUNDS OF FILM

Andersen and Needham’s conversation focuses on THE SONGPOET, a new documentary about Andersen’s life and career.

THE SONGPOET dives deep into conflicts of career, ego, relationships and the unrelenting pursuit of one’s purpose as it explores what it takes to keep moving forward. This is the sometimes tragic, but surprisingly uplifting story of Eric Andersen, “The Songpoet."

Julia Barnes'‘Bright Green Lies’ investigates the change in focus of the mainstream environmental movement, from its original concern with protecting nature, to its current obsession with powering an unsustainable way of life. The film exposes the lies and fantastical thinking behind the notion that solar, wind, hydro, biomass, or green consumerism will save us from climate change. Tackling the most pressing issues of our time will require us to look beyond the mainstream technological solutions and ask deeper questions about what needs to change.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/bright-green-lies-director-next-sou... and https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/ep/1993694.

Airs Thursday, April 29, 6-8 PM.

8 BILLION ANGELS Creator and Howie Mandel Documentary Director Up Next on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


8 BILLION ANGELS Producer/Creator, Terry Spahr, and Barry Avrich, director and executive producer of HOWIE MANDEL: BUT, ENOUGH ABOUT ME, will be on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM this Thursday, April 22, from 6-8 PM. 

8 BILLION ANGELS features interviews with Jason Hall-Spencer, Vimlendu Jha, David Montgomery, Dr. Saroj Pachauri, Stuart Pimm, William N. Ryerson, Travis N. Rieder, PHD, Bill Stowe, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Zoe Weil and Brownie Wilson.

HOWIE MANDEL: BUT, ENOUGH ABOUT ME is a heartwarming, funny, and candid look at the life of wildly inventive comedian and actor, Howie Mandel.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/8-billion-angels-producer-next-tom-...

Airs Thursday, April 22, 6-8 PM.

Stony Brook Giving Day 2021 - Donate to WUSB

We are proudly participating in Stony Brook Giving Day 2021!

Let the music play and keep the arts alive with Radio Free Long Island 90.1 and 107.3 FM.

This past year has tested us in many ways but with your support, we know we will come back stronger than we have ever been

Help us reach our goal of $10,000 this Giving Day. Any amount will truly make a difference for us.


Our station’s operation, and its ability to give back to the community through local nonprofit partners, depends on the generosity of our dedicated listeners.

Thank you, we appreciate your generosity.

Rorie Kelly and the Poetry Corner on the Jim Dexter show.


Captain Phil celebrates the addition of Rorie Kelly and the Poetry Corner on the Jim Dexter show, Tuesday mornings from 6am to 8am

Poetry Corner with Rorie - Each week musician Rorie Kelly highlights the work of a local Long Island poet. Soundscapes are created by layering improvisational music and sounds on the fly, followed by a live reading of the poem. No two performances are ever the same.

If you enjoy Poetry Corner, please consider supporting the poet by purchasing their work or showing up to a local reading event.

For more information follow Rorie on Twitch TV. https://www.twitch.tv/roriekelly

Director Giedrė Žickytė Up Next on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM.


Giedrė Žickytė is the director of THE JUMP, a Cold War thriller about a sailor’s desperate leap for freedom.

The Port Jefferson Documentary Film Series is screening the movie virtually online Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7 PM with 48 hours to view. For more information, visit: https://portjeffdocumentaryseries.com/ticketsvenues/

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210415/1033172/dir...

ME TO PLAY Director Up Next on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Director Jim Bernfield Talks Parkinson's Disease, Samuel Beckett and Filmmaking on THE SOUNDS OF FILM

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/me-play-director-next-tom-needham-s...

Airs Thursday, April 8, 6-8 PM.



The director of END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK, Shannon Kring, Joins Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK is the incredible story of a small group of indigenous women who risk their lives to stop the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline construction that desecrated their ancient burial and prayer sites and threatens their land, water, and very existence. When the population of their peaceful protest camp exceeds 10,000, the women unwittingly find themselves the leaders of a global movement.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210401/1018079/wom...

Aired April 1, 6-8 PM.

The Student Takeover Radiothon Special


It's the students' time to shine!

On Saturday, March 27, for the entire day and night, the WUSB students are coming together (safely) to bring you awesome music and freeform talk.

It is all in support of our Spring Radiothon! Help them out by making a pledge!